3rd Dubai fire in days forces evacuation of hotel

A small fire broke out a Dubai hotel on Monday, forcing guests and staff to leave, in the third such blaze in the United...

Israel’s ‘crown prince’ Netanyahu under fire for crude post

JERUSALEM  — Since becoming an adult, the eldest son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly drawn media criticism for what has been...

Iran claims launch of satellite-carrying rocket into space

TEHRAN, Iran  — Iran successfully launched its most advanced satellite-carrying rocket into space, the country’s state media reported on Thursday, in what is likely...

Israel reopens Jerusalem holy site after deadly assault

JERUSALEM — Hundreds of Muslim worshippers visited a Jerusalem holy site Sunday after Israel reopened the compound following a rare closure in response to...
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, aka Caliph Ibrahim,

ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi reported dead

Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported dead on Tuesday, a day after Iraq declared it had driven the jihadists from their...

Former Israeli PM Olmert leaves prison, heads to mall

JERUSALEM — Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert left prison Sunday after winning early release from a parole board, capping an ignominious chapter of Israeli...

Ex-Saudi crown prince under house arrest after royal reshuffling: Report

The deposed crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Nayef, has reportedly been put under house arrest after the recent reshuffling in the country’s...

The Latest: Syria rejects US chemical attack allegations

BEIRUT — The Latest on the White House saying it has “potential” evidence that Syria’s government is preparing another chemical weapons attack (all times...

Qatar says Saudi-led ultimatum unreasonable

Qatar on Saturday denounced a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating Gulf diplomatic crisis as unreasonable and...

Qatar Airways demands UN action against Saudi-led ‘blockade’

Qatar Airways has called on the UN's aviation body to declare "illegal" an ongoing boycott by some Arab counties of Persian Gulf region against...